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October 2015

Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Well-know Michigan author John Gallagher’s new book, Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity, examines the life and art of famed architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986). Best known for designing the now-lost World Trade Center in New York, Yamasaki tried to soften and humanize the cold glass-box style of modern architecture with designs that emphasized gardens, plazas, sunlit atriums, and other features created to offer moments of surprise and delight. He crafted a wealth of important buildings around the world but…

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